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Trying to tie down plastic tarp or sheeting over equipment or other items that need to be covered or protected from the elements can be a bit of a hassle when the grommets don't line up for a secure tie-down or, as with plastic sheeting, there are no grommets to hook onto.
But I found a way to tie the plastic down, and all I needed were some bungee cords and golf balls.
Here’s how to get a good grip and tie-down:
Gather the plastic where you want to attach a bungee cord around a golf ball and twist it around the ball two or three times.
Next, hook one end of the bungee cord behind the plastic gathered around the golf ball and secure the other end to your other tie-down point.
The tension on the bungee cord will keep the tarp or sheeting securely in place.
— R.W. Johnson, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Tips & Techniques provided by Fine Homebuilding.
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